The Layout Menu

Click on a menu title above for a detailed explanation of that menu's commands.
  • Zoom
    Set the drawing's magnification.

  • Color Space
    Set the drawing's color space.



    A drawing may contain elements in as many as three color spaces: RGB, CMYK, and Gray. One color space will be the default for new graphics. Use the Color Space window to specify the default color space and the ColorSync profile for each space.

  • Resolution
    Set the drawing's bitmap image export and effects resolution.



    This is the resolution of all bitmap images exported from Intaglio. This includes images pasted from the clipboard or dragged into other applications, and image files saved as bitmap formats such as PICT, TIFF, and JPEG. This resolution is also used for effects. Effects will always be exported and printed at the resolution chosen here. However you can preview effects at low resolution while editing them. This can be considerably faster, especially on slower computers.

  • Drawing Size
    Set the page and drawing size (i.e., the number of pages the document spans).



    Normally Intaglio uses the Page Setup window to specify the size and orientation of each page. However you can override this to create custom page sizes. For example, this may be desirable when the final result of a drawing is an image for a web page rather than a printed page.

    A drawing may also extent over several printed pages which can be tiled together to form the entire drawing. Use the Drawing Size window to specify the number pages used for the drawing.

  • Hide/Show Page Breaks
    Hide or show the lines that show where one page ends and another begins when the drawing size (see below) is greater than a single page.

  • Hide/Show Page Margins
    Most printers are incapable of printing all the way to the edge of a page. When you select a printer, page size, and orientation in the Page Setup window that page includes a printable area and non-printable margins around the edges of the page. You can hide or show these margins as the page is depicted on the screen in Intaglio.


  • Hide/Show Rulers
    Hide or show the rulers at the edges of the current document window.



    The ruler origin can set by dragging the mouse from the origin button at the top-left corner of the rulers. Clicking in the origin button while holding down the option key allows the origin to be specified exactly.



  • Measurements
    Set the measurement units and scale to be used in the Geometry attribute inspector.



    As many as eight different rulers with unique unit and scale properties can be configured. Clicking the mouse in a ruler in the document window while holding down the option key changes the ruler to the next active ruler.

  • Dimensions
    Set the attributes of dimension text in the document. All dimensions in a document have the same text attributes.



  • Hide/Show Grid
    Hide or show the grid.

  • Set Grid
    Set the grid's size and color. By default the grid is set in the units specified in the Measurements window, but you can specify another unit when you type in a value. The grid can also be set to appear when printing the drawing.



  • Snap To Grid
    When this option is active graphics will snap to grid intersection points when being moved or resized.

  • Snap To Points
    When this option is active graphics will snap to existing path points when being moved or resized.

  • Smart Guides
    Smart guides allow you to interactively align a graphic with other graphics on the page. When this option is active smart guides will appear and allow you to snap a graphic’s center and edges to these guides when you create new graphics or move existing graphics.



  • Hide/Show Guides
    Hide or show the document's guides. When guides are shown active graphics will snap to them. Add guides to a document by dragging them from the rulers or the horizontal and vertical guide buttons in the document window.



  • Guide Color
    Set the color used to draw the guides.



  • Lock/Unlock Guides
    Guides can only be moved or deleted from a document when they are unlocked. To move a guide after unlocking them, just drag it in its document window with the mouse. To delete a guide, drag it all the way off its document window.

  • Clear Guides
    Delete all guides in visible unlocked layers.

  • Hide/Show Blends
    Hide or show any blends used with the document's graphics. Some blends can cause graphics to disappear so this can make them easier to find.

  • Hide/Show Effects
    Hide or show any effects attached to the document's graphics. On slower computers some effects can be time consuming to render. Hiding them can allow faster editing.